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Notes from the Heart...
The Heart of New England's Weekly Newsletter
Issue #135 ~ November 26, 2006
The Heart of New
England Marketplace:

Features of the Week:
Coach Stop Inn of Bar Harbor, ME
The Friendly Ski Slopes of Western Maine

In Season Recipe:
Roasted Tomato Soup

Mark Your Calendar:
Holiday Light Park Now Open

Don't Miss November's Prize of the Month
Win Your Own Copy of "Farm Stays" Ebook

Worth Quoting

"The years teach much which the days never know."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

More New England proverbs & quotes

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Click below for our listing of more B&Bs/Inns & Cottages:
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Prints of the Week:
Notes from my back porch...
We always travel to my sister-in-law's house in upstate NY for Thanksgiving
and it never fails to snow -- or at least flurry -- on our trip back to New
Hampshire through Vermont's Green Mountains.  But, not this was
downright balmy.  I'm hoping this unusually warm Thanksgiving does not
mean a "green" Christmas as well.   

To find out, I went to a Web site that actually keeps statistics on the
probability of a white Christmas for the Northeast:

And the top five places in New England you'll mostly likely find at least one
inch of the fluffy white stuff on Christmas morning?  Caribou, Maine (97%),
Houlton, Maine (96%), Montpelier, Vermont (93%), Mt. Washington, New
Hampshire (93%), and Augusta, Maine (90%).  

Here in southwestern New Hampshire, we're keeping our fingers crossed.

This Week's Stories:

Coach Stop Inn of Bar Harbor, Maine
"If spirits live on in the Coach Stop Inn they seem to be as happy as the
owners and patrons.  This house is thriving... bringing people in for its
quaint charm, history, friendly owners, and of course, the food.  It’s almost as
if the house knew that its future couldn’t have been brighter, and that’s what
kept it going all those years.  It took in the good, ignored the bad..."
Read story here...

The Friendly Slopes of Western Maine
The best example of the friendliness of Maine’s small mountain skiing
communities may have happened in 1950 when lack of snow caused the
World Championships for Cross Country Skiing to be moved from Lake
Placid, New York, to Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine. Without enough
hotel beds to accommodate the 400 skiers and coaches, Rumford’s town
manager asked residents to open their homes to the visitors to ensure they
would have a comfortable stay. Beds were found for everyone, and locals
worked just as hard preparing three race courses less than three days before
the start of competition.  
Read on...

Roasted Tomato Soup
"This festive soup is colorful and full of flavor and can be made a few days
ahead. The green and red are perfect for Christmas dinner but its preparation
is simple enough for every day meals, so try roasting tomatoes for this recipe
or for rich pasta and pizza sauces, and you may never boil tomato sauce in a
pot again!"  
Click here for recipe...

And Mark Your Calendars:
Holiday Magic Light Park,
White Mountains, NH
The park will open to the public on
Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23,
and will open every Friday, Saturday
and Sunday nights from 4:30-8:30pm
until New Years Eve. Tickets are $10
for a carload, $25 for Vans (11+ passengers)
and $50 for a bus.  Click here for more info

For more Northern New England events this season visit:
Calendar of (Uniquely-Northern New England) Events

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Thanks for stopping by The Heart of New England & see you next week!

PS -- Don't forget to enter November's giveaway: the ebook, "Farm Stays"
(a $12.95 value).
Click here to enter today!

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